The final concert of the Palestine Choral Festival took place last night at Dar Annadwa in Bethlehem, Palestine. Photographs include part of the massed children’s choir rehearsal, the pre-concert performance by Brass for Peace on the roof terrace and the concert itself. The following artists and groups performed: The Choir of London and Choir of London Instrumental Ensemble, The Australian Voices, Open House Ensemble, Amwaj Choir School (Bethlehem), Amwaj Choir School (Hebron), Bethlehem University Choir, Bethlehem Academy Junior Choir, Bethlehem Academy Choir (BACH), Bethlehem Quintet, College des Freres Choir (Bethlehem), St Catherine’s Custody Choir of the Holy Land (Bethlehem), Sounds of Palestine (Bethlehem), Lina Sleibi (Soprano) and Dima Bawab (Soprano).
The Choir of London Bursary Scheme gives young Palestinian musicians the chance to visit the UK for a short period of study, based around a residential music course with young British musicians, followed by a residency in London playing with Choir of London musicians, and ending with a showcase concert.
This year the Palestine Choral Festival has brought together several young Palestinian musicians who have traveled to London to participate in the Bursary Scheme since 2008. Earlier today, (photos below) they performed a programme of chamber music (Brahms Sextet, Hummel Septet, Strauss Metamorphosen) at the The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Beit Sahour, Palestine.
The Schola Cantorum of The London Oratory School will be giving a concert on Tuesday 5 July 2016 at 7pm at Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, London SW7. In association with Sacra Liturgia’s UK Conference, the concert will include Christopher Tye’s Missa Euge bone and motets by William Byrd, John Sheppard and Anton Bruckner. The Schola will also sing motets by two contemporary Catholic composers: Sir James MacMillan, a Patron of the Schola, and Frank La Rocca. Tickets priced £15 (£10 concessions) will be available on the door and in advance from firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry is free to Sacra Liturgia conference delegates.
The Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School will be performing J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion on Tuesday 15 March 2016 at 7pm at the London Oratory. The Schola will be joined by the London Oratory Junior Choir and the Belgravia Chamber Orchestra, directed by Charles Cole. The part of the Evangelist will be sung by Nicholas Mulroy and the part of Christus by Marcus Farnsworth. The performance will be sung in German and the solo Arias will be sung by boys from the Schola. Tickets, priced £20 (£10 concessions) will be available on the door and in advance from the Oratory House. Generously sponsored by Rawlinson & Hunter and Maecenas. See the poster below for more details.